The wedding ceremony and the reception was held at about the best venue I can imgine. It is called the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus . If you are ever near it, it is well worth the time to check it out. All glass enclosed , filled with plants and exhibits of extraordinary art . It is so large that it has areas of several different world climates to walk thru--arctic-desert-rain forest etc .
Check it out http://www.fpconservatory.org/ we were lucky in that the current art exhibits throughout featured work by Chihuly one of the most famous glass artists in the world. His pieces were everywhere , blended in to the natural settings everywhere.
This is pic of a lovely fountain I found interesting because of the large number of coins in it. It was located in the middle of the reception area and during the evening I noticed that the members of the our extended family particularly the Matlack, Wilker, Hemmelgarn and Kleinhenz tribes were always hanging close to this fountain and when I looked close you could see that they all had water dripping from their sleeves. When the reception finally shut down I walked by the now deserted fountain area and when I glanced down into the water there was not a coin of any kind to be seen.
This blown glass piece was about 6 feet high and hung from the ceiling. I want to see the video showing how this was made.
More wedding stuff to follow when I get a moment to get it together--lots of neat pics and hopefully some video as well .